Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Life Lesson # 16 : No matter HOW BAD you have it right now, just remember:
There are at least two people in the world right now who have it worse than you ... and at least one of them is managing better than YOU are !
this is one of the things I say to myself to keep me going. =D
Life Lesson #15 : For those of you who like to take 'mental snapshots' of others.
Even if you have the nth degree of analysis of other people - at its best, a mental snapshot is only a picture in time. People change, and NO ONE, not even Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs has that good of an ability to analyze others. As human beings, it is in our nature to automatically and subconsciously search for patterns in social behavior, and it is also a very important ability to have, (I'll post info soon on more than enough publication journals of science that explain this subject in detail) but stereotypes, racism, insults, and downplaying of the accomplishments of other people is not necessarily in our nature -- it's just sick. Often it's simply learned behavior. But I am disgusted by it, and from my own 'mental snapshots' of other people, I'm not the only one. =)
But every so often, *I* even catch myself in such an act. Be responsible for your own thought processes.